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Dede Robertson, wife of religious broadcaster, dies at 94

Dede Robertson, Pat Roberson
Posted at 9:45 AM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 09:45:29-04

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dede Robertson, the wife of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson and a founding board member of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has died.

The network said in a statement that Robertson died Tuesday at her home in Virginia Beach.

The network did not provide her cause of death.

Robertson became a born-again Christian several months after her husband found his faith. The couple met at Yale University in 1952. And they embarked on a journey that included living in a roach-infested commune in New York before Pat Robertson bought a tiny television station in Virginia that would become the Christian Broadcasting

Network. He later ran for president of the United States in 1988. His wife campaigned by his side.

Dede Robertson was 94.